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The Conscience of Thoroughbred Racing


Floral Park Mayor, Dominick A. Longobardi, set the groundwork for his Sept. 16 meeting with New York’s Governor Andrew Cuomo. Monday he commenced an Article 78 Proceeding in the Supreme Court of the State New York, Nassau County seeking judicial review of the approval by Empire State Development Corporation of the Belmont Park Re-Development Project.

The village has no viable reason a for a judge to stop the New York Arena Partners from continuing work on an arena at Belmont for the New York Islanders hockey team.

Both the ESD and the Franchise Oversight Board spent a lot of time listening to Floral Park residents. With each of the boards unanimous decisions to approve the project came explanations of how every procedure and requirement was met or exceeded.

Presumably, when the village gets, as its names suggests — some flowers and a park, it will withdraw the filing.

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  1. Mark: I did not see any mention of an Order to Show Cause for a TRO. Do you have any information concerning such a motion? In this regard, without the issuance of a TRO, in an OSC, there is no legal impediment to continuing the construction process. Without a temporary prohibition as to construction, in place, the lawsuit is a total waste of time and money.

  2. The mayor of Floral Park and the residents of Floral Park would have had problems with any development on the Belmont property. If the developer who wanted to build a shopping center there would have won the bid they would have a problem same with the soccer stadium, they want Belmont to stay the way it is and have to deal with a big crowd once a year and even on that day they complain. Unless the other 2 bidders have a problem how this was handled and are somehow involved with Floral Park with this lawsuit this isn’t Floral Parks fight and I think that is their only shot to delay this project, everything thing else they are claiming is just nonsense.

    RIP to those who were murdered 18 years ago and to those who died from 9/11 related illnesses after 9/11.

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